Moderates Set Up Mass Meeting, Issue Statement on Police Action
Moderate students opposing a police bust have scheduled a mass meeting this morning, and issued a statement last night against police action.
HUC, SFAC, and HRPC are sponsoring the mass meeting at 10 a.m. in Sanders Theatre "for all concerned with the occupation of University Hall and the ROTC issue." Dean Glimp has agreed to attend the meeting.
The moderate students decided on the four-part agenda last night. It will include:
* means of conciliation
* resolutions on use of police
* resolutions on actions if police are used
* resolutions on how to continue the ROTC discussion.
Resolutions at today's meeting will be made and accepted from the floor. Two student leaders, Franklin D. Raines '71, present chairman of SFAC, and Stephen H. Kaplan '69 former president of the HUC, will moderate the meeting.
Raines and Kaplan joined other student leaders in signing a policy statement on police which was issued last night. The statement "opposes vehemently" using police on campus. But if police are used, the students request that:
* any police action be taken in day-light.
* an area adjacent to University Hall be cordoned off to protect the spectators
* ample forewarning be issued to the occupants of University Hall, and to any spectators in the Yard.
* police, while in University Hall, be escorted at all times by officers of the University.
Today's meeting, which will focus on the use of police, follows a closed meeting held last night between students and administration leaders. Glimp, Archie C. Epps, assistant dean of the College, and F. Skiddy von Stade '38, dean of freshmen, met in Weld with John D. Hanify '71, president of the HUC, Donald J. Gogel '71, Chairman of the HRPC, Charles E. Schumer '71, president of the Young Democrats, and Raines.
One of these student leaders was left with the impression that Glimp had decided to call a police bust at round 5 a.m. this morning. Glimp had refused to comment to him whether today's 10 a.m. meeting would be ex post facto.